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January 4, 2013 11:09 am
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Netanyahu to Ambassadors: Palestinians Must Declare Conflict Over for Peace Accord

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, lecturing to Israeli ambassadors about regional concerns at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, said Palestinian claims of a “right of return” spell the end of Israel and prevent a peace agreement from being reached.

“Hamas could take over the Palestinian Authority any day, which is why we need solidified defense agreements and a diplomatic accord that ensures the recognition of Israel as the state of the Jewish people, and a [Palestinian] declaration of the end of the conflict,” Netanyahu said Jan. 3.

Meanwhile, a New Wave Research poll conducted for Israel Hayom said the majority of the Israeli public supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with 53.5 percent in favor of the idea and 38 percent against it. However, when asked what the chances are that such a solution will, in actuality, come to pass, the results flipped: 40.6 percent think that a two-state solution is feasible, while 54.3 percent feel it is not possible.

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Netanyahu also stated that Iran remains Israel’s “number one threat.”

“I drew a red line, and Iran has yet to cross it,” he said. “It is our ongoing duty to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons.” The prime minister believes that in the short term, the Middle East “will continue to be shaken up, though in the long run I believe there is a chance for change if Iran is prevented from having military nuclear capability.”

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  • Alla Gelman

    Netaniyahu is mistaken about the worst enemy of Israel.
    He claims it’s Iran but it’s not
    THE WORST ENEMY IF ISRAEL IS RUSSIA. One of Israeli’s diplomats had no fear to say it on Moscow TV at the round table discussion with foreign diplomats.
    Russia is the uranium and arm supplier, Russia is an ally not only with Iran but with so called palestinians-hamas members and supporters, Russia is behind Hezbollah and it has a military base in Tartus (Syria). Syrian president is still in power only because Russia wants him there and because it helps him. I wish Netaniyahu said it loud and clear: Our worst enemy, the country which wants our demise more than any other country is RUSSIA plus Ukraine which trains arab rocket makers in Harkov’s military academy. I don’t get it why Israel let ethnic russians to move in in such large numbers. They organized gangs and are the worst antisemites. In a jewish country which is supposed to be jewish there are signs on walls like “kill jews”, “ashkenazy are scam”, there are svastikas on temple walls. When israel points a finger at France for being antisemitic they better take a good look at russian antisemites resideing in their own country. At lest let police to take complaints from jewish citizens about what russians do to them. If i was a knesset member i would arrest and fine russians for even calling a jew “JID”.
    If someone has doubts about my comment take a look at web site “Pogrom.com”

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